Dust measurements during Galileo's approach to Jupiter and Io encounter

Grun, E. and Hamilton, D.P. and Riemann, R. and Dermott, S. and Fechtig, H. and Gustafson, B.A. and Hanner, M.S. and Heck, A. and Horanyi, M. and Kissel, Jochen and Kruger, H. and Lindblad, B.A. and Linkert, D. and Linkert, G. and Mann, I. and McDonnell, J.A.M. and Morfill, G.E. and Polanskey, C. and Schwehm, G. and Srama, Ralf and Zook, Harald (1996) Dust measurements during Galileo's approach to Jupiter and Io encounter. Science, 274 (5286). pp. 399-401. ISSN 0036-8075. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

About a hundred dust impacts per day were detected during the first week in December 1995 by Galileo during its approach to Jupiter, These impacts were caused by submicrometer-sized particles that were just above the detection limit. After the closest approach to Io on 7 December, impacts of these small particles ceased, This effect is expected for dust grains emitted from Io that exit the field of view of the instrument after the flyby. The impact rate of bigger micrometer-sized dust grains continued to increase toward Jupiter. These dust particles are in orbit about Jupiter or are interplanetary grains that are gravitationally concentrated near Jupiter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 21:29
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 08:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19221 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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